Suggestion for file copy verification

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17 Mar, 2018 02:25 AM

Hello. Reading a source file to generate a checksum, reading it again to perform the copy, then reading the copy takes significantly more time when copying files from a network source. Could you add an option to read once and generate checksums at the same time the file is being copied?

Also, it would be much more accurate to copy the entire list of files before verification, as small files can still be cached and therefore not read from disk, thus making the verify irrelevant.

Finally, while not related to verification, it would be nice to have a 3rd option besides queue files or not, which would add efficiency:

A) Simply start a second file copy if both source and destination are different from the existing copy, or
B) Add the option to start another copy if either source or destination are different (user selectable), so that in the case of the source being a network location, and the second file copy writes to a second local drive, it would make more efficient use of the network, especially with multiple network connections.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 17 Mar, 2018 03:16 PM

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    Thank you for these suggestions!

    I have forwarded your message to our developers as a feature request for consideration so that your suggestions could be implemented in one of our future cycles.

    We appreciate your support of Path Finder!
    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 17 Mar, 2018 03:16 PM.

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